A heart attack happens when there’s a blockage in the heart and tissue damage occurs due to a lack of oxygen. Seeking immediate medical care for help repairing the damage and restoring the function of the heart is imperative.
The best treatment outcomes for heart attacks occur within just 90 minutes of the attack symptoms starting. So, would you be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of a heart attack? Would you know when to seek help?
Common signs and symptoms of a heart attack include:
- Pain radiating to arms, back, and jaw
- Heartburn or indigestion
- Intermittent squeezing pressure in the chest
- Shortness of breath
- Cold sweats
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If you think someone is having a heart attack, call emergency medical services right away. Consult your provider if you believe you may be at risk for a heart attack.